The Search For Style: Ranking The NBA's Best Uniforms, 30 To 1
As I watched New Orleans unveil their new yellow 'NOLA' jerseys recently, I got to thinking; which NBA team really sports the best uniforms in the league? In the last three and a half years, 16 of the 30 teams in the association have either changed their uniforms or added an alternate jersey. At least for over half the NBA, looking "fly" seems to be fairly important. But which team looks the most "fly?"
30. New Jersey Nets
The Nets aren't the best team in the league, and their jerseys aren't any better. They've been trotting out on the court in the same unappealing jerseys for seemingly the entire time their franchise has existed, and they're not getting any better.
29. Golden State Warriors
This look reminds me of elementary school ball. It just looks bad.
28. Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks' jerseys feature an unappealing shade of green that just makes them boring and busy.
27. Utah Jazz
If you're going to change your look, you should probably make it better. The Jazz shifted back to their classic look this year, and its not working out for them, style-wise, anyways.
26. New York Knicks
Some of the most plain jerseys in the league. If the Knicks land Melo, I recommend an immediate uniform change to start their new era of success in style.
25. San Antonio Spurs
Boring design, boring colors, boring everything.
24. Phoenix Suns
They're OK, but nothing special.
23. Chicago Bulls
Yes, they're the classic Bulls Jordan-era jerseys, but they are a bit tired and boring.
22. Cleveland Cavaliers
I like the simple, classy colors, but they're still nothing special. Definitely a step up from the Lebron-era unis, though.
21. Washington Wizards
The stripe on just one side is pretty cool, and the Wizards font is pretty slick, too.
20. Boston Celtics
The classic C's uniforms, with the classic shade of green and shamrock clover on the belt. Classy and memorable.
19. Indiana Pacers
Some people think they're just copies of the Lakers jerseys, but that doesn't mean they're bad.
18. Miami Heat
LeBron's got his old team beat in another category, too.
17. Toronto Raptors
The Raptors' success may have left with Bosh, but they're swag didn't.
16. Houston Rockets
The Rockets round out the bottom half with their original, sleek uniforms.
15. Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis has some of the most modern jerseys in the Association. They're good-looking, but maybe a tad busy.
14. New Orleans Hornets
Their NOLA unis are their best, but their others aren't too bad either.
13. Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers definitely have the most original jerseys in the league, but maybe not the best.
12. Philadelphia 76ers
The Sixers did two years ago what the Jazz did this year, going back to their classic style. The difference is it worked out for them in the style department.
11. Detroit Pistons
Detroit has not only classic jerseys, but some of the best looking. A lot of sports teams are red and blue, but the Pistons are combine them in one of the best ways of any.
10. Sacremento Kings
The Kings modernized their jerseys recently, and I think its a big improvement. The sleek look is one of the best in the league.
9. Oklahoma City Thunder
Their style is classic but their color combination is slick and modern. It's a perfect combination.
8. Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves changed their look two years ago, and then changed them again before this season, making them a little more simple. The second change wasn't much of an improvement, but they're still pretty cool looking anyway.
7. Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte went with an Orlando-like pinstripe look when they changed their uniforms a couple years back. They didn't quite pull it off as well as the Magic, but they're pretty nice looking anyway.
6. Los Angles Lakers
They're classy and simple, and fans love them.
5. Orlando Magic
They've got a great lineup of pinstripe uniforms that are both classy and modern. It doesn't get much better.
4. Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets tweaked their uniforms this year, and just by changing the material and outlining the words and stripes in black, it made them much more stylish.
3. Atlanta Hawks
Their red ATL jerseys are their best, and they've got a good supporting cast of white and blue jerseys as well. Their modern style is close to the best.
2. Dallas Mavericks
Dallas changed their away jerseys for the better this year, making them one of the most stylish in the league.
1. Los Angles Clippers
The Clippers debuted these jerseys along with Blake Griffin on opening day this year, and their team has been getting better ever since. These jerseys are modern, sleek, and, if I may say, fly.
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